I’m officially six months as a 21-year-old. Six months more and there’s another addition to that number. What have I become?
Here is an entry of what I’ve done, where I’ve been and what I have become. Where to start?
Well, my birth month is June and I turned 21 in the last year (2012) and one thing is really sure – I ain’t a teenager anymore and I have no excuse to be called young. Uh-oh.
Last year I got to celebrate with my co-workers by cooking for them a special Tuna Pasta and French Toasts.
For a complete account of my Birthday specials, click HERE.
Unfortunately, five days after the celebration, I had to say goodbye and to go in a quest of pursuing my wildest, meanest dreams. Definitely, my previous co-workers are a family I will never forget. 🙂
This month, one of the remarkable happenings that happened should be when one of my BFF’s participated in our Batch 48 Encounter God Weekend.
I have been inviting Anj and my other close friends to our bi-weekly Youthnited (our church’s Youth Celebration) ever since college days. I have been conducting a weekly care group with these girls and have been praying for years that may attend church with me and come to a real understanding of Jesus – to have a real Encounter with God.
And, voila! My best friend is now also my disciple – a person God put me in-charge to mother and guide to the best person He intended her to be.
Today, I should say I’m still blessed with what God is doing in her life. She is continuously growing in faith and becoming even more addicted in sharing Jesus with her friends!
I have only dreamt it in my sleep, that one day I may be able to talk to a crowd and share my knowledge about Journalism. I honestly have a soft spot for students. I may have gotten it from my parents who were both instructors and professors. Until one day, the dream became reality.
I may lack a full time job that time but God was very faithful in sustaining me and giving me MORE THAN ENOUGH. Plus, I got to do such a fulfilling job as coaching kids and teachers from Sta. Cruz Academy – Lubao, Pampanga about writing, creativity, communications and Journalism – all expenses paid. Ain’t we so blessed??!!
If I got to conduct a Journalism seminar last August, this month I got to do something even wilder than that dream. I was invited by SCA to be one of the honorable judges for Pampanga’s Clusteral Journalism Competitions. I got to judge three categories which are: Feature Writing (English and Filipino), Sports Writing and Editorial Cartooning.
In fairness, medyo pigaan pala talaga ng utak mag-judge. (Judging is quite a tiring job for the mind.) *I don’t know why I just translated that statement. Or if I succeeded. Uggh.*
But one of the best part of going back to Pampanga is judging alongside a Henyo. It’s such an honor to be treated with the same “VIP” treatment that he is getting (LOL). But most importantly – doing the same thing a man you look up to is doing as well. Kunware magka-level na kami! Haha! Ladies and gentlemen, my good friend, Dennis Ting.
October is one of my significant months. It’s the tenth month of the year and ten has always been the my favorite number (yes, I know it’s kinda shallow). But also, it’s because the number ten signifies the number of completion through the Hebrew times and the Bible.
This year, October is one of my miracle months. After about four months of waiting, I finally landed a job in the Media Industry. This was my the dream ever since – the original plan after completing my undergrad studies – to get in to a magazine publication.
Now here, I am finally included in the Masthead of around 10 magazines from Hinge Inquirer Publications.
It is all thanks to my Big Awesome God. I’ve even more learned that His Will comes just right on time. And we catch it in-tuned with His moving, you’ll surely be swept off your feet. All of the waiting didn’t seem to have happened when I got the job. All of it were according to plan of molding me and placing me just exactly where He wants me to be. Wow! That’s Who you call a Divine Orchestrator!
Just goofing off with my family at the New Work Home. All smiles 😀
One of my greatest interests in life as well is doing Events. I must say that November have truly been an event month for me. But I surely enjoyed every single one of it.
Southern Eats Book Launch at Mercato Centrale, BGC, Taguig.
Northern Eats Book Launch at Mezza Norte, UP Ayala Technohub, QC. Invited my “Oppa” Dennis Ting and BFF Honey Jona Antonio to cover our event.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) at Glorietta 5, Makatii.
This young man from WDD amazed me and inspired me in ways insufficient for words to describe. He’s an eight-year-old Type A diabetic (type A means it’s hormonal or inherited) who came with his mom to learn from the seminar. When I was chatting with him, he admitted that he is deprived of some foods that kids are (or should be) enjoying and getting plenty of. However, he is a proud first honor in school and a Best in Math awardee. He never stopped smiling and he kept us very well-entertained during the long tiring (but very enjoying) event. God bless you, young man, Lance.
December has always been a blessing month to me. It is a time where a lot of us set aside our stinginess or that tight-budgeted excuse to go out and give generously to our loved ones or so. It is also a month of celebrations – company Christmas parties, Noche Buenas and Kris Kringles and many more.
Here are some of my favorite moments last December.
Noche Buena 2012!
Christmas-ing with the Fulgencios 😀
It’s been six months and I should say that God was not just faithful to me. He’s been elevating my faith to Him as well. He’s bringing me to more extreme places to conquer more extreme challenges. And He’s with me all the way. I have no one to bring glory to but the Name of Jesus. He is the Author of my life, the best writer of this adventure-driven, inspirational, heart-pumping, love- and fun-filled story called My Life. Six months more to achieve dreams, ascend to heights and journey with God through wherever He wants to place me.
Wow, don’t you love this life?